EFFECT OF LOCAL CONDITIONS ON EFFLUENT DISPOSAL IN COASTAL WATERS

J.H. Allen, D.I.H. Barr, W. Frazer, A.A Smith

Abstract


Since 1957 the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Strathclyde has been engaged on basic and ad hoc studies in the field of Marine Technology. These studies have included problems of heat dissipation from the cooling water of very large power stations of capacities up to 2H00 M.W. discharging 3200 cusecs at 7.5°C above ambient temperature sited on the sea coast or on estuaries, and problems of disposal of industrial wastes including highly toxic chemical wastes and pulp mill effluent. A number of these problems have been amenable to treatment by hydraulic models and a great deal of the basic research of the Department has been concerned with investigations into model scaling laws, complementary field work being carried out from the Department's research vessel. The paper describes some of the work in hand and the general approach of the group to the problems.

Keywords


effluent disposal; local conditions; disposal in coastal waters

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